Taller women can get ovarian cancer sooner than shorter women

Tall women beware as they have an increased chance of getting ovarian cancer as compared to their shorter counterparts. According to a study, as compared to women who are short, taller women are more likely to get ovarian cancer.

About 47 studies were seen by Oxford University scientists and these studies were conducted on about 100,000 women and a majority of these women had ovarian cancer and a link was found with the height of a woman.

It was seen that overweight women were more prone to getting the disease.

A seven per cent chance was increased with every two inches in height of a woman when it comes to getting ovarian cancer.

It was stated that the possibility of taller women having more cells that could become cancerous was more. It was also reported that a role is played by the growth hormones.

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